Demographic Data

Moore County


… is a thriving location, appealing to individuals and families within a wide range of demographic profiles.  Young professionals, families, active and retired military, retirees  — talented and innovative people live here, enhance our workforce, and desire to see our communities grow and prosper.

Current 2018 population estimates indicate Moore County has 99,310 residents, and projections are that by the year 2035, the county’s population will be over 125,000.  A 60-mile radius from central Moore County encompasses a population of almost 3.3 million people (2018 estimate).

It’s true that Moore County is a popular retirement destination because of our temperate climate, the abundance of senior-oriented healthcare services, and our excellent golf courses. But our communities are also seeing an increase in the number of people aged 20 to 45 moving to the area, as more and more people in this age group are discovering the business and employment opportunities, safe neighborhoods, good schools, and other amenities here. Moore County is growing, but with its large land area, it maintains a more rural, uncongested feeling.

 

Demographic Profiles

To view summary demographic data for Moore County, choose one of the resources below:

DEMOGRAPHIC DATA FROM THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAUAccess the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau using the American FactFinder data tool.

N.C. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILEView a current demographic profile report from the N.C. Department of Commerce.

DEMOGRAPHIC DATA FROM THE N.C. BUDGET & MANAGEMENT OFFICEView demographic data at the state, county, and municipal levels.

Population Data

Population Growth

1990 Census = 59,013
2000 Census = 74,768
% Population Change from 1990 to 2000 = 26.7%
2010 Census = 88,247
% Population Change from 2000 to 2010 = 18.0%

» North Carolina 2010 Census population: = 9,535,483

Population Projections

2010 Census 88,247
July 2018 Estimate 99,310
July 2020 Projection 102,838
July 2025 Projection 111,168
July 2030 Projection 118,857
July 2035 Projection 125,946

Source:  NC Budget & Management Office – Projections updated as of 12/3/18

Population by Municipality

Municipality

1990

Census

2000

Census

% Change

1990-2000

2010

Census

% Change

2000-2010

2016

Estimate

Aberdeen 2,700 3,400 25.9% 6,350 86.8% 7,495
Cameron 215 151 (29.8%) 285 88.7% 330
Carthage 976 1,871 91.7% 2,205 17.9% 2,365
Foxfire Village 334 474 41.9% 902 90.3% 1,035
Pinebluff 876 1,109 26.6% 1,337 20.6% 1,432
Pinehurst 5,103 9,706 90.2% 13,124 35.2% 16,289
Robbins 970 1,195 23.2% 1,097 (8.2%) 1,142
Southern Pines 9,129 10,918 19.6% 12,334 13.0% 13,698
Taylortown 543 845 55.6% 722 (14.6%) 745
Vass 670 750 11.9% 720 (4.0%) 762
Whispering Pines 1,243 2,090 68.1% 2,928 40.1% 3,324
Balance of Moore County 36,254 42,260 16.6% 46,243 9.4% 47,113
Total Moore County 59,013 74,768 26.7% 88,247 18.0% 95,730
North Carolina 6,632,448 8,049,313 21.4% 9,535,483 18.5% 10,167,566

Source: 1990, 2000 & 2010 Census data:  U.S. Census Bureau.   2016 Estimates:  NC Budget & Management Office – Municipal estimates updated as of 9/17/18

Population by Age Group

Population 0-9 Years Old 10-19 Years Old 20-34 Years Old 35-44 Years Old 45-54 Years Old 55-64 Years Old 65+ Years Old Total Population Median Age
April 2000 Census 8,780 9,298 12,054 10,597 9,355 8,407 16,278 74,769 41.8
Census 2010 10,390 10,490 12,752 10,543 11,945 12,141 19,986 88,247 45.0
July 2018 Estimate 10,630 12,137 14,715 10,523 11,846 13,437 26,022 99,310 46.5
July 2020 Projection 11,120 12,200 15,323 10,901 11,927 13,831 27,536 102,838 46.6
July 2025 Projection 12,426 12,431 17,073 11,668 12,186 14,141 31,243 111,168 46.7
July 2030 Projection 13,463 13,190 18,394 12,389 12,641 14,240 34,540 118,857 46.5
July 2035 Projection 14,369 14,410 19,054 13,582 13,324 14,402 36,805 125,946 46.2

Source: 2000 & 2010 Census data:  U.S. Census Bureau.   2017-2035 Projections:  NC Budget & Management Office – Projections updated as of 12/3/18

Population by Race

Census 2010 Population % 2018 Estimate Population %
Total Population 88,247 100% 99,310 100%
White 70,913 80.4% 82,143 82.7%
Black/African American 11,839 13.4% 12,597 12.7%
Asian 818 0.9% 1,527 1.5%
American Indian 732 0.8% 1,024 1.0%
2 or More Races/Other 3,945 4.5% 2,019 2.0%

Source:  2010 Census data:  U.S. Census Bureau.   2017 Estimates:  NC Budget & Management Office – Estimates updated as of 12/3/18

Population by Gender

Census 2010

Population

% Median Age

2018 Estimates

Population

% Median Age
Male 42,176 47.8% 43.2 47,429 47.8% 44.3
Female 46,071 52.2% 46.5 51,881 52.2% 46.5

Source:  2010 Census data:  U.S. Census Bureau.   2017 Estimates:  NC Budget & Management Office – Estimates updated as of 12/3/18

Income Data

Moore County, NC Census 2000
Estimate 2013 Estimate 2014 Estimate 2015 Estimate 2016 Estimate 2017
Median Household Income $41,240 $49,544 $50,393 $50,998 $51,873 $54,468
Median Family Income $48,492 $62,099 $62,914 $63,254 $66,449 $69,991
Per Capita Income $23,377 $28,913 $29,570 $29,643 $29,679 $31,554

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau:  2000 Census, American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates for 2013-2017

Average weekly wage per employee

(Private Industry Sector):

Year Moore County
2010 $654
2011 $659
2012 $673
2013 $676
2014 $688
2015 $709
2016 $721
2017 $747
1st Quarter 2018 $746
2nd Quarter 2018 $721

Source:  NCDOC Labor & Economic Analysis D4 System – Quarterly Census Employment & Wages

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